This is a pleasant, feel-good movie that may not exactly set the world on fire but may warm a few hearts. Two families run two cafes one on each side of a Route Nationale where it runs through a small town and the families are deadly rivals. The highest profiles are those of mother/daughter Josiane Balasko and Sylvie Testud, both solid performers and there's a neat twist when lorry drivers stage a strike and block the road at either end of the town. This, of course, provides opportunities for oneupmanship, dirty tricks etc and these are milked for all that the traffic will bear - sorry about that. English viewers will have mixed feelings about Eric Cantona, late of Manchester United, making yet another foray into the world of celluloid and seen naked yet strutting his stuff on top of Sylvie Testud. Overall I can think of worse ways to spend a hundred minutes.
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